At its core, this Japanese comfort food is just rice and freshly green tea. It’s so simple and yet so healing when body is drained or needs nourishment during the more challenging periods of... treatment. Here are a few simple toppings to start with, but there are so many ways to customize this dish to fit everyone’s needs.
Divide rice, spinach, sesame seeds and scallions evenly between two bowls. Add a teaspoon of miso paste into each, if using.
Pour hot green tea evenly over each bowl. Top with seaweed. Eat hot.
Substitute cooked white rice if you are on a bland diet. Instead of toasted sesame seeds which might irritate, try using a little gomashio, (sesame salt). Buy it in the macrobiotic sections of most health food stores. It’s quite delicious.
Nori is the crisp dark green sheets of seaweed used to wrap around sushi. It is great used as a condiment shredded or crumbled over soups or over rice, as here. Find it in the Asian or international food section in most markets.